Sask Stolen Children Camp – CP

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 201823 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Jul 1, 2018

REGINA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government continues to “engage deeply with leaders and communities” when he was asked whether he would visit an Indigenous protest on the Saskatchewan legislature grounds.

Trudeau made a brief visit to Regina on Sunday, where he chatted with families of steelworkers during a Canada Day event.

The Justice for Our Stolen Children camp was set up in February to protest racial injustice and the disproportionate number of First Nations children apprehended by child-welfare workers.

Trudeau noted that Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, who is the MP for Regina-Wascana, has visited the camp but that he himself was not planning to visit on Sunday.

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has backed calls for police to remove teepees that protesters have set up on the legislature grounds, which forced changes to Canada Day plans.

Trudeau says he understands there are a significant number of provincial issues the protesters are concerned about, but that reconciliation requires all levels of government to step up and work together.

(The Canadian Press)

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